The Department of English offers a variety of First-Year English courses. Each of these courses is worth 3 credits. Most faculties require their students to take 6 credits of First-Year English, and a number of faculties require or strongly recommend ENGL 112.
English 110 - Approaches to Literature
English 111- Approaches to Non-Fictional Prose
English 120 - Literature and Criticism (enriched course with additional entry requirements)
English 121 - Introduction to Literary Theory (enriched course with additional entry requirements)
English 140 - Challenging Language Myths
All students who intend to take a First-Year English course must meet the First-Year English Course Entry Requirement (LPI).
Literature isn't just for Arts students!
literature courses are often fun and fascinating, opening students to whole new ways of thinking about the world, and offering a change of pace from your primary field of study
literature electives on your transcript indicate to potential employers that you are not just a specialist in your science or your field of training, but you are also a skilled critical thinker and writer--an English Minor can make your resume stand out from the pack.
Recent English course topics include
- Some U.S. literature and a few environments (1830s - 1930s) - ENGL 223
- Teen Angst and Genre: YA Novels and Alternate Worlds - ENGL 227
- #Media and Technology: From Starbucks to Hyperlinks - ENGL 228
- Cyber/Cyborg Identities in Literature - ENGL 228
- Rhetoric of Science, Technology and Medicine - ENGL 309
- The King Arthur of the Britons - ENGL 344
- Race, Ethnicity, and the British Empire in 18th-century Literature - ENGL 358
- Money and the Novel - ENGL 406
- The Modernist Novel and Female Sexuality - ENGL 466
- Apocalypse and African - American Writers - ENGL 472
- The Utopian Impulse Across Contemporary Literary Genres - ENGL 474
See our current course offerings.
To take 200-level literature courses in the Department of English, you must have completed 6.0 credits of first-year English (ASTU 150/ WRDS 150 or ASTU 100B counts as 3 credits), or Arts One or ASTU 100A in CAP (the Coordinated Arts Program).
If you have completed 6.0 credits of first-year English and wish to take a second-year course but still have first-year standing, please contact English.Undergraduate@ubc.ca.
To take 300- and 400-level literature courses in the Department of English, you must have completed 6.0 credits of first-year English (ASTU 150/ WRDS 150 or ASTU 100B counts as 3 credits), or Arts One or ASTU 100A in CAP (the Coordinated Arts Program) and have third-year standing.